The Spiritual Meaning and Significance of…

The Number 9

Aerial view of a Baha’i Temple in Cambodia

I am very familiar with the number 9, especially with its effect in combination with other numbers in Numerology. Take, for example, the digits in my birth year, 1950. Adding the digits up, the result is 15 (which then reduces to the number 6). It is as if the 9 is invisible, which is a hint at its nature: angelic.

According to the Bible, there are nine “fruits of the spirit,” which are specific attributes — love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control — that are said to be the result of the influence of the Holy Spirit in a Christian’s life. In addition, Jesus died at the ninth hour. Matthew 27:46 recounts: “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

The Spiritual Meaning and Significance of the Number Nine

The Baha’i writings say that the number nine is “the number of perfection” and “the highest digit, hence symbolizes comprehensiveness, culminations.” It is also significant that the Baha’i faith is the 9th world religion, completing our understanding of the other eight.

That’s why one of our symbols for the Baha’i Faith is the nine-pointed star because it represents the unity, truth, and oneness of all religions. In fact, every Baha’i temple in the world has nine sides to it.


Even John Lennon would agree: Number nine, number nine, number nine…

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And I am experimenting with birth and death charts. If you wish to contact me, or request a birth chart, send an email to (And, in case you are also interested, I have an extensive list of celebrity birth and death details if you wish to 'confirm' what you suspect may be a past-life experience of yours.) Bless.
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